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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

You could forgive Samsung for harboring a little resentment toward Android phone buyers. After all, it gave us the Galaxy S6 - and in the process answered the most vocal and persistent criticisms of build quality and style, among other things - only to see sales fail to live up to expectations. Turns out, we're a fickle bunch, smartphone buyers, and so the Galaxy S7 arrives with courage screwed to the sticking place but no guarantees. Just one big question: is this the phone to buy if you're an Android fan?

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Galaxy A9 Pro surfaces in China with 4GB of RAM, Android Marshmallow

Galaxy A9 Pro surfaces in China with 4GB of RAM, Android Marshmallow

Back in December Samsung went official with the Galaxy A9 phablet. An upgraded version of that phablet called the Galaxy A9 Pro has now turned up in China as it crosses TENAA to get the certifications needed to launch officially. The Galaxy A9 Pro looks just like the original; it’s what is under the skin that makes this one better than the original and deserving of the Pro name.

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First dedicated VR cinema in the world opens in Amsterdam

First dedicated VR cinema in the world opens in Amsterdam

Virtual Reality headsets are out to change the way we watch videos, movies, and play games. Fans of the tech might be wondering when VR might take over the movie theaters and bring us more immersion in our favorite movies. It might be a while before VR takes off in some parts of the world, but in Amsterdam the world's first permanent VR cinema is set to open and it's simply called The Virtual Reality Cinema.

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Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

Samsung states no plans to buy Tidal music service

While the talk about Samsung being unsatisfied with the performance of its Milk Music streaming service is likely true, the South Korean company has come out and stated that the rumors of talks to purchase Tidal are completely false. Variety reported on Friday that Samsung would be shutting down Milk Music, and the accompanying Milk Video, with plans to replace its streaming media offerings with the Tidal purchase, according to unnamed sources.

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Galaxy S7 Edge torture tests shows how the phone stands up to abuse

Galaxy S7 Edge torture tests shows how the phone stands up to abuse

When you drop lots of money on a new smartphone, it's understandable that you want to know how durable the device is and how well it will stand up to your daily grind. A video has been published to YouTube that puts the Samsung S7 Edge through bend, burn, and scratch tests. The first test we see is the scratch test looking at how well the screen of the smartphone stands up to scratching.

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Samsung Notebook 9 ultrabooks launch with up to Core i7 chips

Samsung Notebook 9 ultrabooks launch with up to Core i7 chips

If you are in the market for a very thin laptop that is thin like a MacBook Air, but runs Windows, Samsung has launched a new line that might pique your interest. The Samsung Notebook 9 ultrabooks have launched and they have power and performance while being very thin and lightweight. There are multiple notebooks in the series starting at $1,000.

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Galaxy S7 teardown confirms Sony camera sensor, Snapdragon 820

Galaxy S7 teardown confirms Sony camera sensor, Snapdragon 820

What do you do when you get a high-end, high-profile flagship smartphone a week or so ahead of everyone else in the world? Why, destroy it of course! For science! There is already one video with the usual brutal treatment given to smartphones to see whether they will scratch, burn, or bend. Here, however, we have a far more gentler and more meticulous teardown. The folks over at Chipworks dig deep into the Samsung Galaxy S7 to discover possible hidden treasures buried beneath the gaskets and "faux" liquid cooling.

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Six Flags adds VR experiences to its (real) rollercoasters

Six Flags adds VR experiences to its (real) rollercoasters

Cedar Point may have a rollercoaster VR app, but Six Flags will soon have rollercoasters with VR headsets...Samsung Gear VR headsets, to be precise. The South Korean company has announced a partnership with Six Flags that will result in nine of the latter company’s parks launching the first U.S. rollercoasters with virtual reality experiences. Riders will don a Gear VR headset and experience the (physical) coasters while seeing a couple adventurous virtual worlds.

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Galaxy S7 has a moisture charging block

Galaxy S7 has a moisture charging block

This week the first Samsung Galaxy S7 units appear to be arriving in the hands of consumers, and with them, oddities. The first strange item to pop up involves the device's water resistance and charging. When the device is submerged in water, it can do things like snap photos and - more importantly - survive the dip. But then there's the charging. If you head out to charge your device up too soon after dunking the unit in water, the Galaxy S7 will say "no way."

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LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 – What you need to know before buying

LG G5 vs Galaxy S7 – What you need to know before buying

As fast as MWC 2016 arrived, so did the dust around it settle. Now that we have room for a bit of a breather (thanks to the distractions of virtual and augmented reality), we can stake stock at the spoils of war. You've heard the spiels, you've read the impressions. Now it's time to pass judgment. Which flagship tickles your fancy, enough for you to put down a few hundred bucks to buy one. Usually, smartphones are so similar that it's harder to choose between them. This year, however, Samsung and LG have drawn the line a bit more clearly to make things both a bit easier to some extent.

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Galaxy J5 and J7 photos show metal bodies and similar hardware

Galaxy J5 and J7 photos show metal bodies and similar hardware

Two of Samsung's latest devices have crossed TENAA to get their Chinese certifications and that means a slew of images and some hardware details have been unveiled. The images show the Galaxy J5 (2016) and the Galaxy J7 (2016) smartphones. Both of the phones look like their older versions and are mid-range devices that will use Android 5.1. The J7 has been spied with a fresher version of Android, so the TENAA listing for an older version of Android might not be what the smartphone launches with.

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With Wells Fargo, Samsung Pay now covers 70% of US card market

With Wells Fargo, Samsung Pay now covers 70% of US card market

While Apple Pay still holds majority of the mobile payment market, thanks to the huge clout of Apple's brand, a recent study claims that Samsung Pay is actually gaining ground. This latest news could perhaps help close that gap even more. Samsung has announced that it has closed a deal with Wells Fargo to support Samsung Pay. In effect, Samsung's mobile payment system will be supported by 70 banks and credit card unions across the country, claimed to cover almost three quarters of the US' credit and debit card market.

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